Kinesiology is the study of human movement, performance, and function. It involves the analysis of muscle and joint actions, mechanics, and the physiological and psychological responses associated with physical activity.
Kinesiology can encompass a wide range of topics, including anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control and learning, sports psychology, and rehabilitation. The field of kinesiology is interdisciplinary and draws from areas such as biology, physics, and psychology to understand and improve human movement and physical performance.
In a clinical setting, kinesiologists use their knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics to assess, diagnose, and treat individuals with movement-related impairments. They may work with individuals who have suffered an injury, those with chronic pain, or those who want to improve their athletic performance.